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“Modern Hotel in a Decent Location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Albus
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #56 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Modern Hotel in a Decent Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

The hotel is modern and just a short tram ride or 15-20 minute walk into the center of Amsterdam. The trams go just outside the hotel so easy to hop on and go anywhere easily.

We spent 1 night in the hotel, very classy and modern, the rooms aren't huge but they are big enough for your needs. The staff were friendly and helpful from the word go, and speak English like 99% of Amsterdam does.

Didn't have the food as we were too busy visiting museums, etc but it looked great and not too expensive if bought seperately (breakfast was included)

Highly reccommend this place as do all the reviews I read before I chose the hotel, it is a great hotel and I will stay again next time I visit Amsterdam!

Room Tip: Try and get one at the front, we got one overlooking someones porch and messy outside area, not that...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

My future wife and i spent 1 night at this amazing hotel. this is not our first and second time in amsterdam so this time we decided to go to a place a little more luxurious. we think that we did the right choice because this hotel was everything we hoped for. very classy with beautiful and modern room. i think the room size was perfect. the bathroom was beautiful with everything you need and a great location. 1 min walk from rembrandtplein, 10 min walk from the leidseplein and the dam. a great stay!

Room Tip: for those who smoke... don't even think about it. there is a 200 euro penalty so it doesn't...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I wish we had longer in Amsterdam! The rooms here are very small, but hopefully you wont be spending much time in them! (great shower). The place is very modern, but warm and friendly. Only downfall is I thought the rooms had a strong cologne smell. The location was perfect - my husband and I actually walked from the train station (about 15-20mins). You are right beside the flower market, restaurants, rembrandt sqr.. although everything is within walking distance! The front is on a busy street. Our room was at the back where there was a small parking lot and what looked like some residential backyards so it was perfect for sleeping.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Albus is small in size but big in quality. The food from the restaurant was superb, the service always with a smile from it's mainly International staff, It's extremely conveniently located next to a tram stop, round the corner from shopping areas, great restaurants and of course the canal. The breakfast is well worth waking up for and fresh coffee is in boundless supply. It didn't advertise the gym that they are affiliated to so I came un-prepared. Unfortunately there's no indoor pool. Amazing range of international tv channels on the flat-screens mounted in the room. The international radio channels were very unclear though. A real gem of a place for very good value for money. When complained about noise upstairs late at night, the reception took care of it immediately.

Room Tip: Higher floors have double beds with a charming balcony. Suggest a corner room if you're wanting...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

This hotel has everything you are looking for in a overpriced Amsterdam. Tidy and comfortable rooms, good service and a little touch of extras that makes you feel welcome. Location is also amazing: there are many good restaurants around the corner. Within 5 minutes walking you find yourself in the heart of the shopping part of Amsterdam, the flower market or the club area. Will be back at the next visit.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Super cool spot...central location, lots to do...helpful staff and beautiful surroundings. Get ready for clock sounding every half hour, and some road construction at night, but that might have been a fluke. Overall, awesome place with great service, big tub and amenities. We also went to the gym and Nyingma center closeby for meditation. Restaurant breakfast is great!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

The first thing you will notice about The Albus is the excellent service levels provided by all staff. The hotel has a trendy decor and is made to feel warm and welcoming. Bed's were comfortable, the room was always clean and the in-room Nespresso machine and coffee was highly appreciated. Location is also excellent, especially for tourists who want to be in close distance to most museums and attractions.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Albus

Address: Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#38 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#48 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#54 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albus 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Albus is a four star design hotel where you can experience the vibrancy of central Amsterdam from your doorstep and unwind afterwards in our luxurious rooms. The Albus is located in the historical heart of Amsterdam within the famous Canal Belt and next to the most prestigious part of Amsterdam: The Golden Bend. You’ll be 2-10 minutes away from to the 4 main squares: Rembrandsquare, Leidsesquare, Damsquare and Muntsquare. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Albus Hotel Amsterdam
Albus Grand Amsterdam
Hotel Albus Grand

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